‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees
Send a Sympathy Gift

Cemetery

Mount Carmel UMC Cemetery

View Details

Visitation

Covington Memorial Wesleyan Church
Saturday March 9th, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm

View Details

Funeral Service

Covington Memorial Wesleyan Church
Saturday March 9th, 2019
12:00pm

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Eugene William "Gene"'s visitation.


Eugene William "Gene" Cox

Eugene William “Gene” Cox, 85, of 246 Norwood Dr., went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at noon, 12:00 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Covington Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ralph Clayton and his son-in-law, Rev. Tommy Massey officiating. The family will receive friends starting at 10:30 AM until noon, prior to the service at the church and other times at his home. The burial will follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Military Honors. Gene was born in Rockingham County to the late Henry and Louise Bennett Cox. He served in the US Army and was retired from the US Postal Service with over 30 years of service. Gene was a longtime and faithful member of Covington Wesleyan Church. Being an avid fan of blue grass gospel music, he especially enjoyed playing the guitar with his friends on Tuesday nights. He adored his grandchildren and was a loving husband and father. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Eva Dove Cox. He is survived by his daughter, Starr Cox Massey and husband, Tommy of Reidsville; his grandchildren, Thomas Grant Massey, Gage Daniel Massey and Gracen Dove Massey; his brother, Milton Cox and wife, Billie of Ruffin and a large extended family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center, 424 W Kings Hwy, Eden, NC 27288 or Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox, please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

I met Gene n Eva when they used to come to the Hillbilly Hide-a-way. They were wonderful people. They invited me to come n play some bluegrass gospel music in their basement with Glenn Pascal. What a Wonderful memory. He always talked about Starr n her family n loved them very much n missed Eva so much after she passed. Just saw him at Roy Bullins' funeral. He looked Great! What a loss...he will be missed by many, many people. Keeping the family in my prayers....Robin Renee

Robin Renee' Burroughs Mar 10 2019 1:52 PM

I only spoke or saw him met him in Reidsville Event Center, very kind sweet man. He really seemed to enjoy his music, Thinking of the entire family at this time. Vicky Arrington Burlington, N.C.

Vicky Arrington Mar 9 2019 4:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox

Jeannie Branch Mar 7 2019 6:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox

Barbara Bailey Vincent Mar 7 2019 3:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox

lisa kopf Mar 7 2019 3:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox

Jim & Lil Alverson Mar 7 2019 1:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox

Libby Barrett Mar 7 2019 9:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox

Sandra and Benny Manley Mar 6 2019 10:48 PM

Steve and I will miss sitting near Gene in Sunday School. He was such a sweet, funny man and will be missed by so many!

Angel Wyatt Mar 6 2019 9:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene William "Gene" Cox

Bubba & Vicki Hobbs Mar 6 2019 8:32 PM

Show More Entries